Shakopee, Minnesota — Protofastparts.com™ is a new service targeting design firms, OEM’s and engineers needing prototype custom rubber parts for accelerated time-to-market projects.
From print to part in 10 days, designers can evaluate and test various rubber formulations simultaneously. Using the Protofastparts service, thermoset materials, silicones, fluoroelastomers, fluorosilicones, Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and TPR are among a long list of elastomer materials available for prototyping. Complete in-house elastomer testing facilities and formulation monitoring systems are available to assure materials meet customer quality requirements. These can include specific medical device and other industry specific performance requirements including contamination, UV and chemical resistance, plus other features such as insulation, bonding and sealing.
Once the appropriate material is selected and formulated, the supplier of the Protofastparts service, Rubber Industries, Inc., will build a single cavity mold and produce 12 sample parts in just 10 working days.
Once a prototype part is successfully designed, Rubber Industries has complete rubber and silicone production facilities to do any further design work and to mold, assemble and package in any quantity required.
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